Philosophy is concerned with the basic questions of human existence: How should I live? What is a just society? What is knowledge? What is beauty? Is there a God?
Through the study of philosophy, students become familiar with the long tradition of Western thought on these issues. They learn about the efforts of contemporary philosophers to answer these questions and to understand the tradition we inherit.
The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University offers students a unique resource. The institute houses scholars working at the intersection of philosophy and public policy on a wide range of topics.